Mirai(future) yearbook

Relationship: Im/migrant

    This is a yearbook from 6th grade when I was in Japan. My family came to Japan 18 years ago, right before I was born. I was born in Japan and grew up in Japan for 13 years. My family is Cambodian but I consider myself as Japanese because Japan is the place where I grew up. This yearbook is really important for me because it has six years of memories with my friends and my family. This connects to my family because my cousin also went to same school as me and we lived together so she is like a sister to me. The year book cost 12000 yen which is around $120. I've heard that year book from America are only $10-20. Also I remember I had to write an essay about my six years of my life in elementary school. I actually did not keep the yearbook myself, my mom kept the yearbook for me for four years. The yearbook shows the difference of the school in Japan and the school in America. The day I found my yearbook again it took me almost an hour to read and to look at pictures and essays, I started tearing up because I miss everyone, my best friends, my cousin, my teachers. In the book I wrote an essay to ”future me”, I think me from four years ago did not expect myself to live in America.

Place(s): Japan
Year: 2014

– M.M

Relationship:  Im/migrant Im/migrant